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WED FEB 1 5!/0/30 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Leader: Melissa Jacobson     (925) 788-6825
Leader: Jackie Arnett     (510) 919-3532
Meet at 10:00 am
GPC Route: Heather Farm to Diablo Summit and back
Start Location: Walnut Creek - Heather Farm
Mandatory pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Update: Just a reminder we meet at the North End Parking lot of Heather Farms. :)

Join us for an out and back ride up and down Mt. Diablo from the north gate. Everyone is welcome; enjoy a climb to the Junction, Juniper, the iconic 3,000 elevation sign or, to the (chilly) tippy-top! Either way, last stop at Peets Coffee in Ignacio Plaza shopping center.

And, oh! wear your double woolies! :)

Route 302

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41899774

You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

WED FEB 1 5!/TM/21 Wednesday Night Tilden 
Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith     (415) 212-8451    text
Meet at 5:10 pm for a 5:15 pm start
Start Location: El Cerrito Plaza BART
Optional pre-registration for members

This ride is based off the Tuesday mixed terrain ride from last season with a few modifications to avoid the worst of the mud. Expect there to still be some mud, but as of this past weekend the trails I have chosen were all Rideable. Bigger tires will do better. We are taking lower big springs rather than quary for better water drainage, so expect some short rocky descents. Also note the start is moved to El Cerrito Plaza Bart by the greenway. Make sure to bring lights bright enough to see by as we will be riding in the dark on unlit trails for most of the ride. I upped the pace to TM because I want to keep the group close together and avoid long regroups.
RWGPS link

THU FEB 2 3/TM,M/66 Duros West - Rockville to Winters 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
GPC Route: Rockville Winters loop
Start Location: Rockville Bike shop
Optional pre-registration for members

We will ride a 66 mile loop up Pleasants Valley to Winters for lunch, then back via Lake Berryessa and Wooden Valley. All the climbing is bunched in the second half of the ride.

From the south, take Hwy 80 and take the Suisun Valley/Pittman Rd exit. From Oakland or east of the hills Hwy 680 to Hwy 80 is probably faster. Go left on Suisun Valley Rd. After about 1.7 mi go left on Rockville Rd. The bike store is on the left. Park all the way in the rear of the lot, not in front of any of the stores.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

THU FEB 2 5!/TM/16.5 Thursday Evening South Park repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749    text
Leader: Mark Bauer     (510) 508-3546
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members

(Note that Mark Bauer is the new co-leader for this ride!) Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

THU FEB 2 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U     (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

SAT FEB 4 2!/T/34 Point San Pablo -  
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 847-7651    text
Leader: David Madson     (415) 722-5885    text
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start   Rain Date: Sun Feb 19
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

The ride is canceled. Rain date Feb 19

Join us at 9:45 at North Berkeley, for a jaunt through North Berkeley and over the Arlington to Point Richmond, and on to Point San Pablo to see the latest food offering. Return via the Bay Trail. Route.

Any ? Call Phil (510-847-7651) or David (415) 722-5885

WED FEB 8 1/LT to TM/46 or 27 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions: Delta Birding 
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 847-7651    text
Leader: Pat Greene     (415) 481-5469    text
Meet at 10:00 am
GPC Route: Delta Birding
Start Location: Isleton Main Street
Optional pre-registration for members

There is a public parking lot at the ride start in Isleton with a public restroom nearby. Lunch is on the deck at the Cosumnes River Preserve visitor center. Bring lunch or buy at the Subway located just after crossing under Interstate 5 at Thorton Rd near the Chevron station. Historic Locke and Mel's Mocha & Ice Cream at Walnut Grove are worthwhile side adventures, but the main seasonal attraction is the birds: Sand Hill Cranes, and large numbers of geese and other waterbirds--bring binoculars for best viewing. Major birding sites include Staten Island Rd, the marsh across from the Cosumnes Visitor Center, and Desmond/Bruceville Roads. Dress for a chillier ride start than the Bay Area (and for standing around looking at birds), but expect similar temps later (58-60). It is rarely wind free in the Delta, but forecasts are for 8-10 mph or less.

In order to maximize birding time, Pat will start near the beginning of Staten Island road, where there is a parking lot and seasonal portapotty. If you want to start at this site, please register for the ride, and e-mail Pat. All riders please register ahead of time. Cell phone service may be sketchy out there for some of us.

WED FEB 8 Meeting Virtual Club Meeting (repeats monthly) 
Meet at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm start

Join the club's virtual monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm. Optional social time from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Check your email for an announcement with the agenda and details of how to join the meeting.

THU FEB 9 3/TM,M/78 Duros West - Tomales the long way 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
GPC Route: Miller Creek to Tomales (long version)
Start Location: San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Optional pre-registration for members

From Marinwood to Tomales via Nicasio and Chileno Valley, return via Hwy 1. This longer version of the ride comes into Tomales from the back side using Alexander, Fallon Two Rock, and Middle Roads.

There are some shorter options. You can start your ride in Nicasio to save 20 miles for the day. We should pass through there around 10:15. Also, if you are having trouble keeping up, you can skip the turn onto Alexander and ride straight into Tomales for the lunch stop. That saves about 4 miles. Please review the map ahead of time and be prepared to navigate this change on your own if you think you might want to do it.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch.

We'll start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time, you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at our regroup in Nicasio.

THU FEB 9 5!/TM/16.5 Thursday Evening South Park repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749    text
Leader: Mark Bauer     (510) 508-3546
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members

(Note that Mark Bauer is the new co-leader for this ride!) Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

THU FEB 9 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U     (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

FRI FEB 10 1/T/35 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond 
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto  
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground
Optional pre-registration for members

We will ride to the Emeryville marina, then North on the Bay Trail for a clockwise loop to the Red Oak Victory Ship, Miller-Knox Park, Ferry Point Tunnel, & lunch @ Little Louie's. There will be an option to bypass the tunnel.

SAT FEB 11 4/LT/23 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - LT pace 
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - LT - Classic Larghetto
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride the Three Bears with LT pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

SAT FEB 11 4/T/49 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - T pace 
Leader: David Cone     (510) 684-3874
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - T - Martinez
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Ride through Martinez with T pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

SAT FEB 11 4/TM/34 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - TM pace (short) 
Leader: Steve Tracy     (510) 881-6042    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - TM (short) - Classic Andante
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Ride the classic Andante route with TM pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

SAT FEB 11 4/TM/61 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - TM pace (long) 
Leader: Thomas Dunscombe     (510) 385-5859    text
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - TM (long) - Two Bridges
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members

Ride the Two Bridges route with TM pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

SAT FEB 11 3/M/85 Alex's Second Saturday Ride - M pace 
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:20 am start
GPC Route: ASSR - M - Rockville
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Optional pre-registration for members
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride to Rockville with M pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

SAT FEB 11 1/LT/15 Alameda Creek Coyote Hills--Bike and Bird 
Leader: Pat Greene     (415) 481-5469    text
Leader: Chris Witt     (510) 548-5790
Meet at 10:00 am
Start Location: Union City BART

We will ride along Alameda Creek to Coyote Hills looking for waterbirds, raptors and passerines. This ride is co-listed with the Golden Gate Audubon Society with Cathy Bleier, csbleier@sbcglobal.net, as co-leader. Required registration is on the GGAS website where you will also find detailed information about the ride. Acceptance of the GGAS waiver means you also accept the GPC waiver. Registration opens on Jan 28 at 9:30 am and closes on Feb 9, or when the limit of 8 riders is reached.

WED FEB 15 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Meet at 10:00 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

THU FEB 16 3/TM,M/60-80 Duros West 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

THU FEB 16 5!/TM/16.5 Thursday Evening South Park repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749    text
Leader: Mark Bauer     (510) 508-3546
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members

(Note that Mark Bauer is the new co-leader for this ride!) Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

THU FEB 16 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U     (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

SUN FEB 19 2!/T/34 [Rain Date] Point San Pablo -  
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
See the listing for Sat Feb 4. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
SUN FEB 19 2/T/41 Third Sunday Ride: Paradise Loop from Richmond BART 
Leader: Liz Kroboth     (703) 338-4897    text
Leader: Anne Gulley     (707) 330-5933
Meet at 9:55 am
Start Location: Richmond BART
Optional pre-registration for members

Adele is out of town, so we'll be subbing this month! We'll meet up at Richmond BART, ride Paradise Loop and return via Camino Alto. Coffee/bakery stop in Tiburon TBD. RWGPS link here.

Note: The 9:55am meet-up is timed with the BART train scheduled to arrive at 9:51am. We'll roll as close to 10am as possible.

WED FEB 22 2/L/35 to 4/T/50 Wed Ride - Deb's Diversions 
Meet at 10:00 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

THU FEB 23 3/TM,M/60-80 Duros West 
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312    text
Meet at 9:30 am
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

THU FEB 23 5!/TM/16.5 Thursday Evening South Park repeats (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Anne Schonfield     (510) 851-4749    text
Leader: Mark Bauer     (510) 508-3546
Meet at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
Optional pre-registration for members

(Note that Mark Bauer is the new co-leader for this ride!) Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

THU FEB 23 5/0/17 Thirsty Thursday Mixty (repeats weekly) 
Leader: Mike Wood     (708) 539-9663    text
Leader: Drew U     (510) 290-0615    text
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
GPC Route: CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location: Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Melissa Jacobson
   phone
Leader: Jackie Arnett
   phone
GPC Route:
Heather Farm to Diablo Summit and back
Start Location:
Walnut Creek - Heather Farm
Pre-registration:
Mandatory pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

Update: Just a reminder we meet at the North End Parking lot of Heather Farms. :)

Join us for an out and back ride up and down Mt. Diablo from the north gate. Everyone is welcome; enjoy a climb to the Junction, Juniper, the iconic 3,000 elevation sign or, to the (chilly) tippy-top! Either way, last stop at Peets Coffee in Ignacio Plaza shopping center.

And, oh! wear your double woolies! :)

Route 302

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41899774

You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

Leader: Fletcher Stump Smith
   mobile    text
Start Location:
El Cerrito Plaza BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

This ride is based off the Tuesday mixed terrain ride from last season with a few modifications to avoid the worst of the mud. Expect there to still be some mud, but as of this past weekend the trails I have chosen were all Rideable. Bigger tires will do better. We are taking lower big springs rather than quary for better water drainage, so expect some short rocky descents. Also note the start is moved to El Cerrito Plaza Bart by the greenway. Make sure to bring lights bright enough to see by as we will be riding in the dark on unlit trails for most of the ride. I upped the pace to TM because I want to keep the group close together and avoid long regroups.
RWGPS link

Leader: Mark Nienberg
   mobile    text
GPC Route:
Rockville Winters loop
Start Location:
Rockville Bike shop
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

We will ride a 66 mile loop up Pleasants Valley to Winters for lunch, then back via Lake Berryessa and Wooden Valley. All the climbing is bunched in the second half of the ride.

From the south, take Hwy 80 and take the Suisun Valley/Pittman Rd exit. From Oakland or east of the hills Hwy 680 to Hwy 80 is probably faster. Go left on Suisun Valley Rd. After about 1.7 mi go left on Rockville Rd. The bike store is on the left. Park all the way in the rear of the lot, not in front of any of the stores.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

Leader: Anne Schonfield
   mobile    text
Leader: Mark Bauer
   phone
Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

(Note that Mark Bauer is the new co-leader for this ride!) Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

Leader: Mike Wood
   mobile    text
Leader: Drew U
   mobile    text
GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Rain Date: Sun Feb 19
Leader: Phil Morton
   mobile    text
Leader: David Madson
   mobile    text
Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
UPDATE:

The ride is canceled. Rain date Feb 19

Join us at 9:45 at North Berkeley, for a jaunt through North Berkeley and over the Arlington to Point Richmond, and on to Point San Pablo to see the latest food offering. Return via the Bay Trail. Route.

Any ? Call Phil (510-847-7651) or David (415) 722-5885

Leader: Phil Morton
   mobile    text
Leader: Pat Greene
   mobile    text
GPC Route:
Delta Birding
Start Location:
Isleton Main Street
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

There is a public parking lot at the ride start in Isleton with a public restroom nearby. Lunch is on the deck at the Cosumnes River Preserve visitor center. Bring lunch or buy at the Subway located just after crossing under Interstate 5 at Thorton Rd near the Chevron station. Historic Locke and Mel's Mocha & Ice Cream at Walnut Grove are worthwhile side adventures, but the main seasonal attraction is the birds: Sand Hill Cranes, and large numbers of geese and other waterbirds--bring binoculars for best viewing. Major birding sites include Staten Island Rd, the marsh across from the Cosumnes Visitor Center, and Desmond/Bruceville Roads. Dress for a chillier ride start than the Bay Area (and for standing around looking at birds), but expect similar temps later (58-60). It is rarely wind free in the Delta, but forecasts are for 8-10 mph or less.

In order to maximize birding time, Pat will start near the beginning of Staten Island road, where there is a parking lot and seasonal portapotty. If you want to start at this site, please register for the ride, and e-mail Pat. All riders please register ahead of time. Cell phone service may be sketchy out there for some of us.

Join the club's virtual monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm. Optional social time from 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Check your email for an announcement with the agenda and details of how to join the meeting.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
   mobile    text
GPC Route:
Miller Creek to Tomales (long version)
Start Location:
San Rafael - Marinwood Community Center
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

From Marinwood to Tomales via Nicasio and Chileno Valley, return via Hwy 1. This longer version of the ride comes into Tomales from the back side using Alexander, Fallon Two Rock, and Middle Roads.

There are some shorter options. You can start your ride in Nicasio to save 20 miles for the day. We should pass through there around 10:15. Also, if you are having trouble keeping up, you can skip the turn onto Alexander and ride straight into Tomales for the lunch stop. That saves about 4 miles. Please review the map ahead of time and be prepared to navigate this change on your own if you think you might want to do it.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch.

We'll start when everyone who arrives by the meeting time is ready. If you arrive after the meeting time, you may have to chase. You can probably catch us at our regroup in Nicasio.

Leader: Anne Schonfield
   mobile    text
Leader: Mark Bauer
   phone
Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

(Note that Mark Bauer is the new co-leader for this ride!) Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

Leader: Mike Wood
   mobile    text
Leader: Drew U
   mobile    text
GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

Leader: Arleen Sakamoto

Leader: Kenneth Karda
   phone
Start Location:
Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

We will ride to the Emeryville marina, then North on the Bay Trail for a clockwise loop to the Red Oak Victory Ship, Miller-Knox Park, Ferry Point Tunnel, & lunch @ Little Louie's. There will be an option to bypass the tunnel.

GPC Route:
ASSR - LT - Classic Larghetto
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride the Three Bears with LT pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

Leader: David Cone
   phone
GPC Route:
ASSR - T - Martinez
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Ride through Martinez with T pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

Leader: Steve Tracy
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GPC Route:
ASSR - TM (short) - Classic Andante
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Ride the classic Andante route with TM pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

Leader: Thomas Dunscombe
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GPC Route:
ASSR - TM (long) - Two Bridges
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Ride the Two Bridges route with TM pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

GPC Route:
ASSR - M - Rockville
Start Location:
Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Ride to Rockville with M pace! Meet at 9:00 for socializing and introductions. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. See more information about this ride on our website.

Leader: Pat Greene
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Leader: Chris Witt
   phone
Start Location:
Union City BART

We will ride along Alameda Creek to Coyote Hills looking for waterbirds, raptors and passerines. This ride is co-listed with the Golden Gate Audubon Society with Cathy Bleier, csbleier@sbcglobal.net, as co-leader. Required registration is on the GGAS website where you will also find detailed information about the ride. Acceptance of the GGAS waiver means you also accept the GPC waiver. Registration opens on Jan 28 at 9:30 am and closes on Feb 9, or when the limit of 8 riders is reached.

This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
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This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

Leader: Anne Schonfield
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Leader: Mark Bauer
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Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

(Note that Mark Bauer is the new co-leader for this ride!) Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

Leader: Mike Wood
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Leader: Drew U
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GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

See the listing for Sat Feb 4. If that ride was rained out, we will try again today. Contact the ride leader if you aren't sure.
Leader: Liz Kroboth
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Leader: Anne Gulley
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Start Location:
Richmond BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

Adele is out of town, so we'll be subbing this month! We'll meet up at Richmond BART, ride Paradise Loop and return via Camino Alto. Coffee/bakery stop in Tiburon TBD. RWGPS link here.

Note: The 9:55am meet-up is timed with the BART train scheduled to arrive at 9:51am. We'll roll as close to 10am as possible.

This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. You can also join our web forum and check the forum archives for the current information or contact Mark Sapiro at (415) 388-8910.

Leader: Mark Nienberg
   mobile    text
This is a placeholder ride for planning only. The leader needs to update it with more information.

This weekly ride often tours through West Marin, but sometimes travels to Napa, Sonoma, or Livermore, depending on the season. We have frequent regroups and usually stop for a real lunch, if it is available on the route. This listing will be updated when the route and leader have been determined, usually by Monday evening. Status updates for weather cancellations will also be posted on the schedule.

There is often a faster (more like M pace) group on this ride, but we all come back together at frequent regroups and lunch. Faster riders should feel free to push on after lunch. Just tell the leader first.

Leader: Anne Schonfield
   mobile    text
Leader: Mark Bauer
   phone
Start Location:
North Berkeley BART
Pre-registration:
Optional pre-registration for members

(Note that Mark Bauer is the new co-leader for this ride!) Please join us for a weekly Thursday evening ride. This is a short ride but with a steep climb! We’ll head up Virginia St and Spruce to Spruce/Grizzly Peak for our first regroup, then head out along Wildcat Canyon to South Park Rd. From there, we'll climb to the top of South Park once or twice (e.g. we’ll climb S. Park, descend and climb again if the mood strikes us). South Park is closed to cars, which makes it perfect for winter riding. If we complete 2 round trip ascents up South Park then back to N Berkeley Bart, expect about 2,300 feet of elevation gain. This is a great way to stay in shape over the winter!

NOTE: This is a night ride. Come with bright front and rear lights (and make sure they work). 20% chance or greater of rain cancels the ride. Please contact ride leaders with any questions.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41240468

Leader: Mike Wood
   mobile    text
Leader: Drew U
   mobile    text
GPC Route:
CCB Mixed Terrain Short
Start Location:
Canyon Club Brewery

Fun group of ~8-10 people every week.

Mixed Terrain loop from Canyon Club Brewery (CCB) via roads and trails

CCB > South Pinehurst > East Ridge (Redwood) > Skyline > The View (Sibley) > Volcano Loop > Wild Dirt (Wilder) > Lost Valley > Mira Shortcut > Moraga Way > CCB

February 2023 Ride Statistics
WeekdayWeekendTotal
18 8 26